National Cinema and Cultural Identity: Ireland in Europe

Martin McLoone

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    Abstract

    This article considers Irish cinema in its local, European and global contexts and argues that because Hollywood increasingly speaks with a globalising voice then competing voices, rooted in local cultures, have become more important and necessary. Irish cinema, as a small national cinema, represents one example of the national local speaking to the global with an indigenous address.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBorder Crossing: Film in Ireland, Britain and Europe
    EditorsJohn Hill, Martin McLoone, Paul Hainsworth
    PublisherQueen's University Belfast
    Pages146-173
    ISBN (Print)0-85170-489-1
    Publication statusPublished - 1994

    Keywords

    • Irish cinema
    • Hollywood
    • globalisation
    • national identity
    • national cinema

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